Convene hires executive coach experienced in building and scaling culture at high-growth companies
July 3, 2019 (New York, NY) – Convene, the leading partner for commercial landlords in managing premium meeting and workplace solutions, today announced the hiring of Amy Pooser as the company’s first Chief People Officer. Pooser will lead Convene’s People and Culture and Learning and Development teams and will focus on driving Convene’s overall strategy through cross-team clarity, accountability, communication and collaboration. Pooser has occupied multiple senior management positions at high-growth, startup-to-public companies, bringing over two decades of experience to Convene’s executive team.
“As the world adapts to new ways of working, including the mass adoption of flexible work, I am excited to join a category-creating organization where I have the mandate to design innovative programs and offerings to attract, develop and retain world-class talent across all parts of our diverse organization. Our people are relentless and the opportunity before Convene is enormous,” said Amy Pooser, Chief People Officer of Convene. “Convene is growing at an incredible rate and its culture remains its greatest strategic asset, which must evolve to support the changing landscape. My goal is to thoughtfully evolve our culture to raise the bar on talent and performance and build a team that is hungry to disrupt a legacy industry.”
Pooser started consulting for Convene in mid-2018 before joining the executive team as its Chief People Officer in January 2019. In her role, Pooser will continue shaping and amplifying
Convene’s widely-regarded people and culture infrastructure while supporting the executive team on various strategic business initiatives.
“We’ve spent the last ten years cultivating an award-winning company culture that we’re so proud of,” said Ryan Simonetti, CEO and Co-Founder of Convene. “As we look toward a future of rapid growth and international scale, we’re thrilled to bring Amy onboard as a proven leader, with growth company DNA, who has a track record of intentionally architecting and scaling business-driven cultures, in the hyper-growth context. Her strategic vision for our organization, empathy for our people, and overall passion for Convene make me so grateful to have her join our team.”
Pooser is also the Founder of New Fashioned, a consulting firm that delivers coaching, consulting, advisory, and leadership search services that benefit notable PE/VC-backed growth companies and their boards. Additionally, she currently serves as a Board Member and Chief People Officer of ProductLab, an incubator that develops and operates technology-based companies, products, and services and is a Board Member of Sand Hill Pharma.
Prior to founding New Fashioned, she was on the founding team and an executive at athenahealth and a principal at Oxeon Partners. Pooser lives in Northern Virginia with her partner Jim and their children.
About Convene Convene (www.convene.com) designs and services premium places to work, meet, and host inspiring events. Through strategic partnerships with prominent commercial landlords, Convene operates a network of hospitality-driven locations in Class A office buildings across major U.S. cities, with plans to expand globally. Convene has raised $260M in equity funding to date, and has been named one of America’s 100 Most Promising Companies by Forbes and a Best Workplace by both Inc. and Fortune Magazine.
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